Emerson and Thoreau, and so it is.

GiraffeThe American roots of deeply questioning food and developing the philosophical foundation for a more compassionate relationship with animals can be traced to the progressive writers clustered around Emerson in Concord in the mid-nineteenth century.

Thoreau wrote, “I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came into contact with the more civilized.”

May all beings be free and at peace,  Will

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Original watercolor painting by Madeleine Tuttle
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